Occupy Protesters Removed From Hopkins After Disrupting Karl Rove’s Speech

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The Occupy Wall Street movement causes chaos from Baltimore to the West Coast. In downtown Seattle, police use pepper spray to break up a rowdy protest, injuring an 84-year-old woman and a pregnant woman. It’s one of many violent confrontations around the country as protesters take over public parks and busy streets.

Mike Hellgren explains how some disrupted a high-profile speaking event at Johns Hopkins.

Minutes into his speech at Johns Hopkins University, Occupy movement protesters heckled Karl Rove.

And he fired back.

“If you don’t have the courage to stand here and then ask a question, you’re just showing your moral cowardice,” Rove said.

“Do not be so arrogant and presumptive to think that you’re the only person who has a First Amendment right that needs to be heard,” Rove continued. “Who gave you the right to occupy America? Nobody.” 

Hopkins removed 15 people from the auditorium. No one was arrested.

The university says they were not students and that Hopkins was warned about this. But did they tell Rove?

“It was what we called an organized disturbance,” said Tracey A. Reeves, Johns Hopkins University.“We let security know.  We were prepared for what might happen.” 

Rove’s speech was open to the public. Some students became fed up with the disruption.

“You are not only disrespecting Mr. Rove,” said one student, “you are disrespecting us and the rest of the student body.” 

Now a conservative commentator, Rove was senior advisor to President George W. Bush.

“I was honored to be invited to speak at Hopkins,” Rove told WJZ. “And recognize that outbursts did not come from Hopkins students. It’s ironic that people who supposedly stand for free speech would attempt –ineffectually— to deny it to others.”

“I can do this all night long,” Rove told the hecklers. “You want to keep jumping up and yelling you’re the 99 percent? How presumptuous and arrogant can you think you are?” 

It didn’t end inside. Protesters chanted “shame,” as Rove left Hopkins’ campus in a black Lincoln.

The university says Rove was able to finish his speech. They said the protesters never tried to go back inside the lecture hall once they were removed.

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  • It's time again

    Keep it up 99%! We demand a greater share of the pie! If not, it’s again time for Revolution!

    • Vic

      Or he will lie on the floor, kick his feet and stuff beans up his nose.

    • notickienowashie

      go make your own pie like i did. enlarge the pie and you’ll have plenty

      contribute nothing and you will receive nothing. you can only beg.

    • T.Jefferson

      Yes and I will gladly fight against the 99%…just glad they are a bunch of pansy liberals that have thrown their right to bear arms out the window…Ill be ready for you when you come to steal my property…hope you like buckshot.

    • Red White Blue

      Come to my house and try it. You will not like that you get.

    • J McLain

      You want a bigger piece of the pie? EARN IT like the rest of us.

    • Wilson


      There is no pie!. The country is technically bankrupt..

      And you are attacking the pie bakers?

    • ASR

      Then get up off of your a$$, get away from the porn on your computer and EARN it yourself! Catchy phrase – “99 percent”…. you people are so devoid of sense… public schools taught you well….. all you know is soundbites and the man you elected is the king of them…..Bring your “revolution” with your weak-a$$ girly men, burned out hippies and complete bums….. The real revolution will come when the people you elect push us freedom-lovers a bit too far…. that day is coming my friend, and I look forward to seeing you then.

    • Antonio Binggot Talisic

      You are a stupid moocher , Bring on the revolution I have a round with your name on it

    • Lily

      Your pathetic. What instrument are you using to send your emails, created by those evil corporations.!!! Why aren’t you protesting the person who lent all these bailouts..Obuma!! It is he and his cronies who are using tax payers as their bottomless bank accounts. Of course you idiot, there is a motive for Obama giving all these bailouts. 1. he is paying back all those people who donated to his campaign, and who will back him financially during this campaign. It’s called quid pro quo!!! Stop bothering the real hard working 99% who try and go to work every day to feed their families. They don’t have the luxury of you OWS not working, or protesting aimlessly, and certainly protesting in the wrong location. Most of the real 99% are upstanding hard working citizens not being supported by mommy and daddy, or the government!!! All of you need to go to the root of these bail outs, and it is OBUMA!!!! Wake up and smell the coffee, or in your case, the shyte!!!

      • JK

        OWs is so stupid they havent done the math. Even if we took all the net worth from the so called 1% and gave it to the so called 99% it would only equal a one time 0 .34% increase in their net worth. Man that will really help wont it?

    • Lily

      Your pathetic. What instrument are you using to send your emails, created by those evil corporations.!!! Why aren’t you protesting the person who lent all these bailouts..Obuma!! It is he and his cronies who are using tax payers as their bottomless bank accounts. Of course you idiot, there is a motive for Obama giving all these bailouts. 1. he is paying back all those people who donated to his campaign, and who will back him financially during this campaign. It’s called quid pro quo!!! Stop bothering the real hard working 99% who try and go to work every day to feed their families. They don’t have the luxury of you OWS not working, or protesting aimlessly, and certainly protesting in the wrong location. Most of the real 99% are upstanding hard working citizens not being supported by mommy and daddy, or the government!!! All of you need to go to the root of these bail outs, and it is OBUMA!!!! Wake up and smell the coffee, or in your case, the shyte!!!!!

    • Superpower

      …because working to earn your own money is simply too hard for you.

    • sein

      rove is a fat-presumptuous prick, -who gave you the right (lol) what an ass. Of course the protesters would stand on the stage and speak- but they were kicked out as usual- he cannot even take a little heat

    • ster

      So, you want free stuff others pay for? Did your Mom take away your allowance? Go earn it.
      Out of a job, start a business. I was laid off in January. Started a business in March.

      And no…. less than 40% support you. you are the minority, NOT 99% fool,.

    • http://finallyright.wordpress.com patrickdengler

      go make your own pie, it’s not a single pie, its my pie.

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      You do not represent the 99%. Nobody does. You reveal your arrogance.

      It’s more likely that you represent 0.99%.

    • maryjane

      great, then why don’t you get on out there and apply yourself somewhere to “earn” a greater share of the pie. that’s the great thing about america. you have the ability to earn. some of you have been taught nothing that is useful, but that your life is to be fair and you have a right to what you want. you’re prideful and greedy, not thankful and hardworking

    • Damion Blackthorn

      make your own money, you lazy Bum !!! Occupy a job and stay away from my earnings, or, you’ll get more of a revolution than you bargained for !!


      Go work for what you want. Don’t expect us taxpayers to hand it ovber.

      I would tell the police – SHOOT THEM!

    • Phil Ridge

      So get out and work for it. The pie’s out there for the taking. All you have to do is work for it…. but no! Lazy ass Americans today would rather have it handed to them

    • TechDel

      Welll then get out there and work for it, or risk everything you’ve got to start a business you lazy, greedy pig. You are not entitled to what I have – just becuase you want it – until you too have busted your butt for 35 years. You are pathetic and represent the dumbing down of America and the results of our president’s class warfare. What you DO have a right and obligation to do is help get rid of the parasite occupying the oval office who is systematically destroying the engine that has provided the opportunities for middle class people like me to earn a decent living.

    • Lee

      If you want a greater share of the pie, get a job and earn it. You’re not entitled to it just because you want it.

    • Junie

      These clowns are not the 99%. only fools would believe such utter stupidity. You can scream it till the cows come home, but that doesn’t make anything about it true. Here is what you are 99% of, George Soros useful idiots. He played these idiots like the parasite he is.

    • Marlinda

      It’s time again (no, it’s really not),
      Your demand for a greater share of the pie is nothing but immaturity, laziness and narcisissm. If you want pie, go earn it yourself. Go bake your own pie. Stop lusting after other people’s pies. And no, it is not time for a revolution. You people seeking revolution are a menace to the rest of us. Go to some foreign country and have a revolution and take over that country. Maybe some island in the ocean somewhere. Leave the rest of us sensible people the heck alone.

    • Sam

      You demand a greater share? What have you done for it, other than use up our oxygen? What about the rights of those you are demanding government give you a license to steal from? Are rights now only granted to society’s leaches? I guess this is the lesson of electing the Community 0rganzier in Chief.

    • bruno

      You want a bigger piece of the pie?? Get off your rear end and find a job like normal folks. Where do you folks get off thinking that someone owes you something. No one owes you a damn thing. I work for my money and you sit screaming 99%. Its a joke.

    • John In Michigan

      Bake your own pie. Economics is not a zero sum game. The economy expands when people produce goods and services. Demanding someone else’s money is merely theft. If that is all you’re good for you’ll never succeed at anything.

      • Big Tina

        The lazy liberal americans don’t understand economics. They just understand, gimmee, gimmee, gimmee. Fuking losers.

      • Popeye Doyle

        you talking about Geitner and the Banks? you fukhole.

      • Fartknocker in NY

        I don’t know how to bake a pie. That is why I want you to bake one for me, feed me, and change my liberal diapers when I poooop in them.

        Is that so hard to understand.

    • Mark

      Do you honestly think any of these people would hold up in a “revolution”? I walked by the Occupy DC “camp” today. It’s nothing but mentally disturbed, homeless and a few idealistic college kids. Is that really the cross-section you want representing yourself in “revolution”?

      These people are a joke. I’m all for protest and revolution, but as you see in foreign countries, violence is unfortunately required to bring about major change. That’s a line none of these folks are willing to cross.

    • len

      we demand?” funny.

    • Bess Byers

      You DEMAND a greater share of the pie!?

      Here’s a novel concept, why don’t you work hard to EARN a greater share of the pie? Sick of the entitlement attitude…

      Btw, I’m 24, employed, live within my means and do NOT want my hard earned money going to someone who DEMANDS something.

      • poor

        God love ya, Bess! You and my daughter (27) give me hope for the future. I can only trust that there are more of you out there.

      • occupiers go home

        OWS isn’t demanding ANYTHING, stinky? REALLY?

        The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters have listed 13 proposed demands from their website.

        Demand #1: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.

        Demand #2: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system.

        Demand #3: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.

        Demand #4: Free college education.

        Demand #5: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.

        Demand #6: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.

        Demand #7: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.

        Demand #8: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.

        Demand #9: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.

        Demand #10: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.

        Demand #11: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all.

        Demand #12: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.

        Demand #13: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

        These demands sound awfully close to 0bama’s list of broken campaign promises…

      • Mike Maine

        To “Think” – Try thinking sometime. It was government regulation of the banks that forced them to make home loans to the 99% when they did not earn nor deserve a loan. The loans were called NINJA (No Income No Justifiable Assets).

        It was government regulation after Enron (under Clinton) that hurt the securities industry and caused more economic regulation.

        It was Dodd / Frank that caused the banks to charge $5 debit card fees.

        It is all the government regulations and taxes that force the businesses to go to other countries for labor.

        Wake up, take a shower and smell where the real corruption is coming from.

      • think for yourself

        Who’s demanding ANYTHING other than accountability? There are no calls for entitlements. There are calls to get corporations out of politics, and to properly regulate Wall Street, banks and the Federal Reserve. Who would be against that other than Wall Street, banks, and the Federal Reserve? BTW, I’m employed, pay my taxes, live within my means too. Nice to meet you.

    • Happy to be in the 99%

      Get a job.

    • Bohge

      you are not entitled to a share of the pie, you have to earn it. In this country we earn things not demand them. Besides you wouldn’t know what to do with it anyway, that is why you are a 99%er.

    • jwden123

      If you want a bigger share, try getting a jb you moron.

    • capitalist

      yea…how about trying work for your share….not gonna give you what I worked for

      • great thinker

        Hey Can’t Think for Yourself —- how are the occupy people paying taxes when all they do is sit around all day in the park? And even if their minimum wage jobs did lead to some tax revenune, it was all used up trying to keep you idi0ts from trespassing, harming little kids, starting fires, vandalizing property, cleaning after you slimeballs, etc. Net result – YOU OWE THE GOVERNMENT FOR TAKING CARE OF YOU LIKE THE LITTLE ADULT-BABIES YOU ARE.

      • William

        Hey “stink for yourself” cigarette and liquor taxes don’t count. And last time I checked, drug dealers didn’t pay income tax.

      • akw

        Why don’t YOU think for yourself! This country wasn’t founded on GIVING anyone a slice of the pie. People in this country are supposed to MAKE THEIR OWN DAMN PIE! If you want more, make it yourself. idiots

      • think for yourself

        This is the CORE lie that the right-wing is perpetuating: That these people don’t work, don’t pay taxes, are demanding handouts, and that they’re trying to dig into your pockets. Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. I pay my taxes smart guy, and everyone I know that supports Occupy pays theirs.

    • MarcM

      Why not get a job and earn a greater share?

      If you learn a skill that is in demand you earn more money.

      It REALLYis that simple.

    • UFOCprez

      Nothing says freedom like demanding a greater share of the pie. Fail.

    • horseshrink

      No problem. Let me write you a check.

      What are you going to give me in return … that’s of value to me?

    • ufocprez

      You are not the 99%. You are a very tiny group compared to the hundreds of millions in this country not protesting. I started a political movement today called the 100%. Members of my group are 100% human. So therefore, we are the 100%. So dumb. You can’t speak for others. Idiots. All of you.

    • John Piotrowski

      Why is all I ask .Why do you deserve anything ,What did you do to desreve anything .Being born in a country does not entitle you to anything at all other than the oppurtunity to earn what you get

      • poorhardworker

        Thank you, John!!

    • elizabethrc

      Your pathetic 99% is growing smaller since some 63% of the population is now against your movement. You’ve shot yourselves in the foot and your wrongheaded ideas are against what true Americans want.
      Keep your Marxist swill to yourselves. We’re not buying into it.
      You can demand all you want, but just stay out of our way as wel go to work, support our families and don’t expect others to pay our way.
      You are parasites who deserve to be sent to the former Soviet Union or some South American dictatorship. Then you’ll be crying to come back to America asap. Warts and all, America is the best place to live in the world and you clowns can’t see it.
      You deserve what you’re going to get and you’ll be so surprised when we rise up against you.

      • Tracy

        Amen!! Well said!! I have always said if they want socialism move to Europe. Look how well all of their countries are doing with socialism.

    • run26mi

      Revolution??? There will be no “revolution”, now if you want to have a civil war, the 99% who don’t support you, or your socialist, communist, anarchist friends would be only to happy to oblige you!!! So before you get to full of yourself, you better think it over very carefully!!!! The vast majority of us would love to get rid of you leeches!!!!!

    • Brett

      These are not the 99%. The 99% are either working or taking care of their families. Take a bath, look for a job, stop deficating and masturbating in public and f’gawds sake, do something about those fleas.

    • caligula

      bring on your revolution, you fleabagger. we REAL 99%-ers are ready for you to come try and take our stuff. you won’t get far.

      • caligula

        we’ll flip for it. if he lands on the back of his head you get it, if he lands on his face i get it.

      • Tom Walter

        I get the first shot

    • reno

      Get a job you TOOL

    • David Christianson

      What do you think you deserve and why? You contribute nothing, but expect everything handed to you. You want revolution so everyone can be equally as miserable as you.
      You are not 99%, you are less than 1%.

      • Dan M

        The “Everybody gets a trophy” generation coming of age

    • Me

      Or else what?

      • TheChairman

        Or else you Bolsheviks will end up in proletarian hell for 50+ years like the USSR.

        Your uber-rich elite Leftist masters are using you as dupes, to make you a prole.

      • Max17

        Or sit there in your puddle of poop and pee, whining that you want something for nothing.

    • George

      Try earning rather than demanding.

    • abt4u

      Well then get out there an earn it like the 50% of us who actually pay income taxes.

      • Alfred Newman

        No one should pay taxes to this corrupt, criminal, would be de facto so-called government.

      • speedstan

        Yes, I earned it, a-hole. I didn’t take it out of the mouths of poor people, if that’s what you are suggesting.

      • You earned this?... really?

        Agreed Lou.

        The only thing worse than these supposed OWS freeloaders is the the people who think they’ve actually somehow earned what they got.

        What little relative effort you have put into your life is insignificant to the disparity WORLD WIDE between the rich and poor, and we don’t have the worst of it, not even close… sorry.

        The delusion in this country is thick, that somehow we have earned the right to consume on the level we do. As if the “American dream” is ours to take from others.

        If it is our right to consume, it is other’s rights to confront us about it.

        And you may have guns. But the have-nots outnumber the haves by more than enough to make guns a moot issue in the long run. This won’t and can’t be solved by conflict.

      • Lou

        The 50 percent of us who are fortunate enough to have jobs that pay enough, you mean.? Yeah, we’re the oppressed, all right.

      • Tom Walter

        Well Said abt4u

    • Dave

      So you want to steal money from the rich and give it to the poor? How sick of you.

      • anb

        ha ha ha–Bill, you buffoon, you are the socialist 1%. What WE want is a corporate realm free of political influence and corruption.

      • Red Bill

        Bill, I have the solution for you. MOVE TO CUBA OR NORTH KOREA YOU IDI0T!!! Those places probably have less corporate influence than any other place on earth and you see what god-awful places they are to live!!!! Go to your worker’s pardise you commie-pinko bottom dweller.

      • Z2

        Its called this country has seem to lost its way. We need some solutions


      • Tim

        @ Bill So you will not be voting for Obama. Because he has given more paybacks, lobbyists kickbacks and backroom deals then all the other Presidents combined.

      • Shane Ramey

        Diego’s right, the ONLY thing people should be mad about is the profits made in closed-door meetings between the corporations and the politicians.

      • Forrest Watkins

        don’t let a bunch of spoiled brats that don’t want to take responsibility for themselves bother you. this shows how immature we have become as a nation. by demanding their rights(sic) they are denying those same rights to others. I was taught your rights end when those rights deny other people their rights.

      • bill

        No, don’t be silly … but that is what the rich are doing to YOU!

        What we want is a political realm, FREE of corporate influence and corruption.

      • Diego

        Then pester the politicians. All of them. The lobbying firms, all of them. If you want political change, remove the politicians.

  • Kenneth Pinkerton

    @it’s time if u want a greater share of the pie work harder save money and u’ll have more of the pie, it’s funny how these people complain about not having jobs but this is how the left wants it so they can have their socialist utopia where everything bubble gum and lollipops

    • bill

      Funny, … Work hard, try top save, … yet the system is designed to make you loose it all. How much of your 401K took a dive lately? How much is the rights so called competition (monopoly’s) keep raising prices on you,

      Example, … How much were you paying to watch TV 20 years ago?

      Between cell phones, TV, internet, and a house phone, … most of us pay about $300.00 per month for those services, … How about 15 years ago?

      Now don’t say we’re the best country in the world, … you and I both know, … the only thing the US is better in, … is Killing and Corruption.

      After all, … the US government, … is the best that money CAN BUY!

      • Mike in Murrieta

        Bill, stop watching TV, stop putting your money in a 401K. That’s called FREEDOM! I don’t keep my money in a 401 K, I invested in my own business so i don’t have to work for some corporation i don’t agree with. All you OWS punks should get together and start companies that operate the way you want others to act. Leave the 95% of the country that works hard, plays by the rules and appreciates the corporations that provide a good living.

      • Marlinda

        Bill’s an idiot. Go to some foreign country, Bill. Try North Korea or China or Cuba or Venezuela. Then come back and tell us about your experience. Or rather, just stay there.

      • philly

        bill, you sound like my five year old, crying like a baby because that bad man wouldn’t give him an ice cream for free. I explained to him that if he wanted something that he had to pay for it; nobody is required to give him something for nothing. His parents would support him and help him get his education and then what he made out of his life would be up to him. My retirement is up 700% from 20 years ago. I have a plan for my employees where I match the first 3% of what they put into their 401k. Less then half of them take me up on it, they are more concerned about having nice cars and living for today. My car is a 6-year old Toyota and my wife drives a 3-year old Toyota SUV. There are at least 3 Escalades in our employee parking lot along with one corvette and 2 or 3 Lexus. Just about everyone has a smart phone and most have iPads. You can watch TV for free you moron and don’t need all of the cable stuff. Do you know that if your bank charges you a fee to use your debit card you can change banks. I have been using the local credit union for personal and business accounts for 20 years. This is a pretty good country; but the government is set up to protect people from fraud, not from being an idiot.

      • Silhouette

        Bill….you’re being funny right…no one who has a lick of sense would believe what you’ve stated. 401K…no problem…yes I’m making less intrest than I was…but that’s because 6 months BEFORE the bubble burst, I switched it to a lower interest, yet guaranteed minimum account. I also bought gold…not a lot, but enough to TRIPLE my expenditure. As to your phone and cable service…wow…someone saw you coming…you’re getting soaked. Who’s fault is that? Certainly not Wall Street or Congress. YOU made that deal without shopping around.
        Like so many have said before me…if you can’t afford it…don’t do it! It’s just that simple. I’d love to have an L7 Corvette, some really cool people I know drive them, as well as Jaguars and Beemers….but guess what? I CAN’T AFFORD TO DRIVE ONE SO I DIDN’T TRY TO BUY ONE! My life isn’t over because I don’t live as lavishly as some other people, but I’m very happy with my lot in life. I work hard, I pay taxes and I give to charity when I can. Get real and get to work.

      • James Sexton

        If you are so unhappy here, go to N. Korea, where they are eating each other or starving to death.
        Or try China, or one of the middle east hiel holes, and open you mouth there, and they remove your head from your shoulds.
        Well, it would be one way to get rid of a lot of you fools, lice infested scuzz buckets that are to lazy to work.

      • caligula

        i see your problem, bill. you’re a blithering idiot, so you’ll never be successful. you don’t even know how to spell “lose”. good grief.

        and lol…complaining about the prices of luxuries shows what a boob you really are. and good god, you don;t even understand inflation. the word hopeless comes to mind.

      • Ronny

        Oh, the inanity!

        Bill, you are so gullible. You don’t have to invest in stocks, genius. There was once a time when people invested in their savings account and earned interest on it. Society has bred that out of people over the past couple decades. The truth is that you invest in stocks because you’re a member of the herd. Change the investment strategy in your 401k to a conservative portfolio of bonds and short term government money market instruments and you’ll lose nothing — at least, once the Fed stops manipulating rates near 0%.

        The price increases you describe are largely the result of inflation. That is not a corporate greed issue — that is a monetary concern resulting from misguided Federal Reserve policy.

        Gee whiz, man. If you’re going to lament economics, you might as well start with an understanding of the concepts.

      • Mike A.

        20 years ago I was paying about $50 per month for cable with fewer than 100 channels on a TV that cost about 3 times what they do today. VCrs cost about 10 times as much as DVD players (my first VCR was a bargain at $2,000 1980’s dollars).

        15 years ago not many people even had cell phones (too expensive, too little coverage). Nobody I knew had internet at home, except for a dial up service for about $40 bucks a month. Remember when you couldn’t make a phone call when you wer on the ‘net and vice versa? Home phone was about $30 a month back then (plus per minute charges for long distance, remember when long distance wasn’t “free” like it is now?). If you are paying more than $150 for high speed internet access, phone and cable TV you must not shop around much or bargain with your carrier (they respond nicely when you call up to cancel your service because a competitor has a cheap introductory rate).

        You’ve got it incredibly good tofday and your whining is pathetic. Could it be better, yes. But it will never be as good as your imaginary past.

      • godsmotive

        20 years ago…1991..paying for TV…40 years ago..1971..got three channels. Guess what the world owes you nothing for having managed to be born. Everyone manages that…not speciial. grow up. Life’s not fair…no news at 11.

      • kbernatovich

        The 401K is fine…becuase I’ve been saving my whole life. If I didn’t have to support the dregs of this country like you, I’d be even better off. I still say there is no way the OWS believes what comes out of their mouths. Even with the pathetic education system we have, they cannot be this dumb. They just want to have a 60’s revival party…probelm is they don’t realize how bad that was on our country either.

      • David


        Shut up and move. You are clueless.

      • John Fox

        Bill chooses to use nonsensical questions hoping that his fellow drones won’t pay attention.

        Here are my answers Bill .. prepare to be disappointed in your cause…

        My 401K is fine thank you very much, it’s only those that did nothing that got hurt. In fact, I’ve made quite a bit over the last couple of months because I take charge of my retirement instead of letting someone else do it.

        I choose whether to watch cable or get it free over the air. You want lots of channels with digital high def delivered via cable or satellite, you gotta pay for it.

        If you are paying $300/month for a phone, you are an idiot. I pay $25/month for Vonage and get FREE long distance, caller ID and such. All that cost a lot more 15 years ago.

        Oh .. you want a portable phone with email and web surfing?? Guess what .. you gotta pay for that. Most plans are far lower than $300 though, I pay $250 for FIVE phones.

        Sorry Bill, but the truth hurts your cause more than helps it.

      • Michael

        Compared to what? The US form of government is the worst in the world, except for every other type of government.

      • Sam E Moore Jr

        PSSSSSST There is no charge to watch regular TV and a Phone to your home is under $ 20.00
        20 years ago few had internet , cell phones , cable Satellite TV play stations or 3 cars in a Drive way .

        Our poor in America are the lower upper class in 141 countries .
        none of which have food stamps , baby payments , SUB DIZED Housing or paid not to work .
        The fed is 257 times larger that it was only 20 years ago .

      • David Christianson

        bill, you need to get a clue. Dont want to pay $300 for services?? THEN DON’T USE THE SERVICE. Do you want it for free or should rich people pay for everything for you.

        Don’t have enough money, then go to school and get a better job.

  • larry26

    The public was invited to the lecture. That doesn’t mean that the idiots had a right to come and and disrupt a legitimate lectures. Who do they think that they are? I agree with Karl, they are not the only ones with first amendment rights. Their actions dictate they are intolerant of any opinion except their own. When they were removed, they should have been arrested for disrupting a lecture at a major university and not even being student at that universeity. They need to start packing the entire bunch of them out of the City of Baltimore and other cities.

    • bill

      Really, … WHAT was the TEA-Liban party doing over the summer with healthcare?

      Hypocritical on your part isn’t it!

      • caligula

        with every post bill shows what a failure in life he is. no drive to become successful, only envy for those who are.

      • jaline

        Those were town hall meetings called by the politicians…NOT speeches given to an invited audience. There was NO trash left behind at the rallies, no one “camping out” in the parks…and no defecating in public, either. Typical uneducated liberal (total years spent in school don’t mean anything…it’s what you LEARN).

      • David

        Bill, another moronic comment…..please.

      • David Christianson

        How many lectures did they shut down? Zero. My gad, you are clueless. The tea party held their own protests, their own gatherings, and cleaned up after themselves. Take a look at the disease ridden mongrels you support at OWS.

        If you want to see a real hypocrit, look in the mirror.

  • inmyopinion

    I support the OCCUPY movements. Why you ask? They are protesting the fact that corporate america will layoff workers because they only made one million dollar profit instead of five million dollars. They are also protesting the fact that, even though corporate America fires their workers to make up for lost profits, corporate America will give the CEOs and management million dollar bonuses. The protesters are also protesting the fact that if a corporate files for bankruptcy and fires most of the employees, the CEOs still receive their golden parachutes and bonuses.

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      Go start your own company and run it the way you want.

    • jwden123

      Hey inmyopinion, here is a news flash for you. Companies will hire (or keep) enough employees to do the work. They are not responsible for providing you or anyone else a job if they don’t need you. Don’t like that? Then start your own company and figure out how to run it profitably. Until then, sit down and shut up you moron. .

    • jeff

      If you had one wish, what would you wish for? What would you change from the current way things are done?

    • yeahthatsyouropinion

      So what difference does that make to you. If a company can make more profit and do it with less labor cost, good for them. You should be applauding such efficiency instead of whining about it. So what if a CEO gets a million dollar bonus…as long as that company wasn’t bailed out with my tax dollars. Read my lips: “IT’S THE GOVERNMENT STUPID!”.

    • Jake

      Yeh….lets just get rid of all the corporations…yeh….D U M B A S S then it will look like North Korea….man some folks are DUMB!!!!! Show me a SINGLE country that redistributes effort…which is what you are actually talking about…that is better???

    • Jered

      Well, if you don’t like how they run their business then open your own and pay your workers what ever you want. Of course I guess it is easier to just get yur friends together and lay in the street until the “cooperation” gives you some of theirs.

    • John Bryan

      Then don’t buy their product. Form a competing company. These are PRIVATE businesses who are in business to make as much of a profit as they can. It’s called capitalism! As opposed to giving handouts to every bum than doesn’t want to EARN their keep…

    • Paul

      I don’t support the occupy movement because it’s become akin to an anarchist movement. However, I completely sympathize with folks who’ve been burned by corporate greed and artificial profit margins. I was laid off by an incredibly profitable and successful company that dumped me and many other loyal employees just to satisfy the board of directors and shareholders. It had NOTHING to do with them being near financial collapse.

      • Carl

        Hey Paul have you ever left a job for a higher paying job … if you have you are guilty of the exact same greed. You enter into a contract (at which either party can leave at any time) in which you sell your labor. Companies owe you nothing other than what was agreed upon when you where hired.

      • SomeOneThatThinks

        So what exactly are the results the Occupiers are looking for? Tell me after what action (specifically) will they say “Ok, now things are correct” All I hear is screaming and not one idea. Please do not say “make things fair” how exactly would you make things fair? Don’t allow corporations to make more than 3% on investments? I hope you pick that one cause I will come back with “so you are going to trash everyones 401k then? I am anxiously waiting to hear your IDEAS , not ideologue.

    • pillbug

      blame unions, not wall street.

      unions have made it too difficult to employ people here in america. this is why jobs leave the country. just look at boeing and the 787 and you’ll see the poster child of a company trying to innovate and unions crushing them for it.

      corporations behave like water, but it’s congress and it’s union puppet masters that define the terrain it flows over.

      • James Sexton

        And remember who passed all those bills to level the playing fields for all the third wolrd spots, now we is one.

      • caligula

        oh god. you’re asking a lot of these morons to understand what unions have done to the country. they’re drones man. that’s all. the left tells them what to do and they do it. end of story.

  • Eddie Lang

    I must have missed Rove’s disruption of some “health case” forum. Must have been a hoot.

  • paperpushermj

    Mr Rove you asked a good Question about Arrogance. The answer is the protesters have exceeded way beyond the Arrogance meter and are now in uncharted waters.

  • Marantaz

    blah blah blah… Rove was a private citizen giving a lecture he was invited to give… health care forums were purely political, staged events to put forth the promises of national healthcare, which many (most0 do not want… therefore very appropriate to voice your disdain and disgust with those trying to force it upon us.

    furthermore, no one has the right to ‘occupy’ any place… they have a right to speak freely to address grievances with the government… not occupy a park to complain about corporate greed or beg for a handout, which, for these fools, is the same thing.

  • celador2

    OWS is a shill and apologia for Obama, and his reelction and attack a GOP advisor not the head of government as a legitimate protest would do.

  • caligula

    blah, blah, blah, your name suits you. you are an idiot with nothing to substantive to say. seems like you forget that others have the right to free speech too. not just you libs with nothing but boring slogans.

    and opposition to the disastrous Obamacare isn’t impeding freedom of speech, knucklehead. besides, you don’t even know what’s in the health care bill. there’s a reason there has NEVER been a single poll taken where Americans do not oppose it (with the majority of opposition coming from…gasp…independents. yeah, that’s right, idiot.). find one poll in favor of Obamacare. i dare you. i challenge you. LULZ, you won’t even try, i know.

    ok, now go back to your basement and play some video games.

  • craig eliot

    I love all the anti-occupy haters on here … I just can’t WAIT till they lose their 401K and retirement funds by the super-rich who are in the process of looting them. Morons! They always wake up too late—when they’re living on food stamps or on the streets. (Then again,, that’s why they DESERVE what they get.)

    • Jerry Confer

      Craig, I was laid off three years ago and was forced into a chapter 13. I lost everything- 401K, Roth, savings. I am starting over at 58 years old – you know what? You’re an idiot! I live in the greatest country in the world, and I am free to earn and rebuild my life. I don’t blame the company who laid me off – they were in trouble, and are in trouble still. I have less than one third my former income – but I am starting a business while working for someone else. Stop whining. OWS is a bunch of losers who covet other people’s stuff. They think they are owed something. They are wrong – more, they are unworthy of the title “American.” Anyone who believes the national motto is “GIMME” is a twit and should be deported to Venezuela – if Chavez would even take them!

    • jwden123

      Criag, you should learn that making silly comments makes you look like a fool.
      I doubt that you have a clue about 401K’s or retirement funds. However you probably do have a detailed knowledge of food stamps and welfare. Moronic Jackwagon.


      I am totally confidant that you maggot infested ignorant dirt bag , will find your anti American filthy ass behind bars before I will lose 1 dime of my stock portfolio. Why you ask. Because you are are an useful idiot being lead by the elitist element of a revolution that has zero chance of succeeding. You see, mindless puppet, we are armed and itching to defend our property, so bring it on lowlife. You know where we live!

    • Craig's Teacher

      Craig, honey, I know this is difficult to understand, but when you sleep in a tent in a public park, you are living on the street. And when your meals are “donated” to you, that’s a lot like (better than) food stamps. Does that make sense to you, or do you need to borrow another $100,000 for another 6 years of college?

    • sedorr

      craig eliot – idiot

      you want people you disagree with to lose their 401ks. Brilliant. Talk about a moron

    • Tom Walter

      Hey Craig, ever hear of hard work? I bought my house at 26 years of age, with no help from anyone. paid cash for it. Spent 6 years in the Army and got a job busting my ass. I won’t be living in the streets. I planned for my future early and saved. Get a job.

  • Bob

    The protesters have dog krap for brains.

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      That’s insulting to dog krap.

  • jclark

    What is wrong with someone being successful in their career?? I love the saying–, annoy a liberal, work hard, succeed and be happy. If the OCCUPY people are so unhappy DO SOMETHING with your life. Don’t expect handouts – you have no right to what I have worked hard for. Quit being so judgmental – life is not fair – get over it.

  • stoptouchingthatmabel

    It seems as if they want to attack only conservatives. Capitalism is for everyone and Obama has collected more campaign dollars than all the GOP candidates combined. Why aren’t they attacking liberal millionaires and billionaires because their wealth is acceptable if it is wrapped in a liberal package. They are hypocrites all of them and not too bright.

  • Tom Walter

    If you want your piece of the pie, go earn it. You’re not going to get it off the hard work and sweat of me. You idiot’s should have stayed in school or went into the military and made something of yourself.

    • Popeye Doyle

      The problem with idiots like you is, you think the OWS want a handout?
      How about putting the Criminal Govt. and Bankers in prison? I know you
      were Brainwashed by the Army and think your a real American, but what you really are is a low-level imbecile.

      • jwden123

        Popeye, you have a hell of a nerve calling anyone an imbecile. If he was in the military, he is a patriot. You on the other hand are probably a marxist loser that wants everything handed to him. Did your parents have any children that actually work for a living? I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that they are also on welfate.

      • Carl

        Well Popeye when the fleabaggers stopped getting free food they vandalized the merchants that were providing it for them. Thats what make me and 99% of us on this thread think that!!!!!

  • caligula

    Obama is the biggest recipient of Wall Street money in history. but these fleabagger morons don’t know that because they’re drugged out brain dead idiots.

    they’re just paid drones who have been indoctrinated to say “Republican bad, Democrat good”

    • Popeye Doyle

      You have no life, you’re gay as Caligula was, corrupt, and mult- post on stupid websites all day because you lack normal human interaction. I need to pickup my kids from school now.. You need to see a Medical Doctor..

      • celador2

        OWS are shills and apologists for Obama, Wall Sreet’s favorite candidate.Thank you for the bailouts, Mr Pres,investment banks, say. Only patrisan Democrats attack GOP advisors when a Dem is in WH!

        Rove has no power as a pres sdvisor, why does OWS not protest the head of government? Why do they protest rivals of Dems?
        OWS are Democrats and very partisan.

  • Brad Parker

    I wish Rove would run for president. I would vote for him in a minute.

  • Midge Morton Masters

    Rove the degenerate? Is that mentally decrepit fool out on a day pass?

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      Just wait until you communists are kicked out of the White House and Congress a year from now. It’s going to be sweet!

  • fulredy

    Good on Karl Rove!!!

  • Popeye Doyle

    Rove would be Beaten to Death if it weren’t for his body guards. And he will need them his entire life, even if he remains out of Government.

    • jwden123

      Popeye, you talk really big. I suspect you are a yellow bellied coward that talks big when he is hiding behind a computer. You keep making vield threats and someone is going to punch your lights out. I hope you don’t have kids, it would be a shame to pass on those damaged genes to some poor child.

      • fleabag violence

      • Kill Fleas with Hartz

        Hey fleabagger, if violence is not the answer then why are there so many murder and rapes at your fleabag camps? Why are you attacking old ladies and pushing them down stairs? http://youtu.be/xgcRlrt2ZL4

      • think for yourself

        Why don’t you take a look at all the Conservative Drudgers on here spouting off that they would like to shoot and kill the “flea-baggers” before you make such a comment. I hope you’d advocate both ways. Violence is not the answer, period.

    • http://ny9solyndra.wordpress.com NY9Solyndra

      That’s because liberals and progressives are very intolerant and dangerous people – and should be treated appropriately.

    • Tom Walter

      Thats why we have the 2nd Ammendment, for clueless wonders like you.

      • Carl

        and he’s late picking up his kids from school. Maybe he could have the government do that for him also.

      • Popeye Doyle

        Rove is a Criminal and you are a brainwashed nut.

      • caligula

        with every post popeye shows what a failure in life he is. no drive to become successful, only envy for those who are.

  • Tank

    Dems get rich of the backs of the poor, Repubs get rich by the sweat of their work!! Why are the rich Dems giving the poor people more of their money??? John Corzine former New Jersey Gov, just ripped off $6 BILLION from investors!!!

  • freetexas

    I’d settle for a government more like Jefferson and less like Mussolini.

  • the Dude

    Clearly it is time for citizens to take action against these flea baggers. Next one I encounter will be sorry they got out of bed today.

    • think for yourself

      That’s a very un-dude-like thing for you to do, dude

    • Dave

      Typical OWS dirt ball. Advocates violence to get his point across. You are a sad person.

  • Ken Thompson

    I’m not necessarily a fan of Rove, but that’s not the point. I applaud Karl Rove for giving it right back at them.

    “Organized disturbance”?

    No, it is people who are looking for meaning in life. They/You are angry? We’re all angry at something, but these people are only costing taxpayers money and serving as pawns.

    So, some of you are angry because corporations lay people off? Corporations work to maximize profits?

    Well… so what?

    I’m 54. Have worked my entire life. I’ve been laid off 3 times from 07-09. But I started my own business. I work from home and support myself. It’s not easy but that is all right.

    The occupy ‘movement’ people need to grow up and take responsibility for their own lives.

    You are not entitled to anything in life. Nothing. Take action for your own life and remember this is not a nation of socialism and never will be. If you want a hand-out, move to Europe.

    Ken Thompson

    • mrunpc

      No, Ken, what they need is “two in the hat”. End of story. And they will get it once they begin coming into suburban neighborhoods looking for “freebies”. There are 94 million of us gun owners just chomping at the bit.

  • George

    Karl Rove is a fat disgusting pig. Worse than that he’s a hypocrite. Who gave him the right to f$&K up OUR country with lies.

    • caligula

      bill clinton

    • caligula

      …and Georgie boy, it’s his country too. if you want to become successful enough to speak at a forum such as Johns Hopkins, why don’t you actually put in some hard work and gain a following that wants to hear you speak. or why don’t you apply for a job consulting with politicians including presidents like he did? then you could try to have the influence you believe he has. you won’t. me thinks you have no drive to be successful, only envy of those who are.

      • Popeye Doyle

        Gay comment dude.. real gay.

    • caligula

      you have exposed yourself as a failure in life with one simple post.

      • Popeye Doyle

        butt plug in your azz still?

    • mrunpc

      Spoken like a true brainwashed Flea Bagging, vomit spewing, Obama rump licker.

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